Emily DORSEY: Birth: 8 Sep 1857. Death: 13 Nov 1857
Benedict DORSEY: Birth: 1861.
Greenberry W. DORSEY: Birth: 1867. Death: 1881
America DORSEY: Birth: Sep 1869. Death: Nov 1869
Lucretia DORSEY: Birth: 14 Sep 1870. Death: 23 Sep 1933
Note: t cousin, Deborah Ann Carlton)
Reason T. Dorsey, a native of Warrick County, Indiana, was born August 18, 1825, a son of Greenberry W. and Susan (Cavender) Dorsey, who were natives of Kentucky. In about the year 1824, the father came to this county, which was then a new
county and sparsely settled about four miles northwest of Boonville. A few years later he moved to a farm in the northeastern part of Boon Township, where he farmed successfuly until his death, which occured about the year 1838. Greenberry was one of those hardworking old pioneers in whom the traits of honesty and purity of character were particularly predominant. In that respect, Reason T. Dorsey, subject of this sketch, is not unlike his father. After passing through
the inconveniences and hardships incident to the life of the average backwoods boy, he began farming for himself at the age of 18, on land adjoining the old homestead that was entered in his name by his father. He continued agricultural pursuits in various portions of Boon Township until 1860, when he purchased the old home farm, which now consists of 175 acres, and where he has since resided.
In 1850 he married Elizabeth Lee, a native of Kentucky, by whom he became the father of 12 children, the following named yet living: Frances J., Willis, William W., Benjamin, Robert, Mary Ann, Lucretia and Daniel C.
The mother is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Dorsey is a Democrat in politics. His mother died in 1879.1 HIST Found mention of a divorce between Elizabeth and Reason T. Dorsey, April 1851 - information from "Warrick County, Indiana, Miscellaneous Volume 1, Intentions/Naturalizations, Divorces and Wills, 1997" - original record in Civil Order Book 3,
October 1847 - April 1853.
Note: Biographical Sketch of Reason T. Dorsey (shared by fellow researcher and distan
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